Thursday, November 27, 2008
I am lost most of the time I ventured out the door. Really, I kid you not.
There are many cases over the years, but the one that get me chuckling until now was the one that happened in Singapore. (Think i had blogged abt it sometime ago, well....anyway...)
That happened quite a long time ago. I was accompanying some clients for Unicenter training and being very tired after whole days training, they elected to stay in their room. Me, being a curious cat, could not simply stay and lick my paws...so I bought some strawberries and grapes, put it in my bag, took the city map and went exploring.
That night, I went to the Riverside and let me tell you, it was an amazing adventure. The area was so interesting, the buildings were beautiful and I bought a number of gorgeous ties for the men in my life. I walked and explored both sides of the Riverside, under the moon and the streetlights.
Then, I wanted to go back to the hotel. That is when the problem struck. I was not really lost as in I do not know where I was. I DO know I am standing on Riverside. Issue was, on which side of the Riverside, is my hotel?
There I was, standing in the middle of the bridge that connects both sides of the river...looking at my map. I turned the map around and around, while chuckling madly. I imagined it was quite a sight. Some couples actually crossed the road to be as far as possible from the madly giggling me.
After some time, I closed the map...took a deep breath, choose a side and just walked. Luckily, that is the side where my hotel is located.
The moral of the story? When you are lost, just redah aja...kah kah kah.
Let me see, I had managed to get lost in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand...thank God I had my best friends that looked after my whereabouts while in Jakarta and Bandung. If not, I can add another country to my 'Lost' list.
My favourite phrase? I'm lost (while looking at people with round eyes and imitating Stitch's 'lost' expression).
Ko kelakar le Rina :p
Guer buat keje efficient, dear oii.
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The race of man shall perish, but the eyes
Of trilobytes eternal in stone,
And seem to stare about in mild surprise
At changes greater than they have yet known.
- T.A. Conrad
To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.
- William Blake,
excerp from Auguries of Innocence.